(the highlighted clue required Saturday Age assistance)
What were you thinking when you read those instructions? How long did it take for you to understand them?
Initial progress was slow, wary, somewhat confused, but once McQueen and MC Hammer were sorted out, many of the answers tumbled out neatly while RC and I guffawed and praised this crossword of brilliance.
There’s an intersecting q, there’s an intersecting z, there’s an intersecting k; there’s a humorous theme; there’s the thematic clue that many clues make use of, which itself refers to another unthemed clue; there’s some darn clever wordplay.
Overall, fantastic, joyous, superb, and we shall be talking about it for years.
P.S. And how many of you spent too long thinking quit in the themed clue must refer to scotch, as in I scotched the rumour?